Philadelphia 76ers at New Orleans Pelicans NBA Picks & Predictions 12/10/2017
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Smoothie King Center
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday, December 10, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has New Orleans as 6 point favorites.
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The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 13-11. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.0 as they are averaging 108.0 points per game while giving up 108.0 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall mark of 13-13. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 109.4 points per contest and giving up 110.5, which is a point differential of -1.1.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 15-9-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 12-12-0 against the over/under
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 14-12-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 15-11-0 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/08/17 PF Trevor Booker Acquired is "?" Saturday vs Cleveland
12/08/17 F Dario Saric Eye is "?" Saturday vs Cleveland
12/08/17 C Joel Embiid Rest is OUT Saturday vs Cleveland
10/25/17 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/20/17 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
10/14/17 F Solomon Hill Hamstring is out indefinitely
Ben Simmons comes into this contest averaging 17.7 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this season for the 76ers. He pulls down 9.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 56%. Joel Embiid averages 23.5 points per game in 30.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 11.1 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Jrue Holiday averages 16.6 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 5.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Demarcus Cousins averages 26.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.6 rebounds per contest and 5.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 108 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.04 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 49.1 rebounds per game and 25.7 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 17.4 per game. The 76ers allow 108 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans is 6th in the league with 109.4 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is -1.04. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They are 14th in the league in rebounding with 43.6 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 26. The Pelicans are 6th in turnovers per game with 16.2. The Pelicans surrender 110.5 points per contest, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 23.7 assists allowed per contest and 20th with 43.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pelicans are 13th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15 per game this season.
The 76ers are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.4, and their defensive rating of 106.4 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 101.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 16th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league. Philadelphia is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 27th in the league.
New Orleans is 6th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league. The Pelicans are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.3, and their defensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 5th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Pelicans NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New Orleans -6
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